NetEnt is the recipient of this awesome award for 2015. Netent has produced some of the most visually engaging games this year – and they are not only focused on the European punter, but they have launched their slots in New Jersey as well. Sometimes they get criticised in our forum for having games with not enough volatility – or too much, but you can’t please everyone.
One thing that is for sure, they have one of the most engaged and focused creative teams. I was privileged to witness a NetEnt workshop held in Malta where their game developers coached several teams of NetEnt casino operators who were competing against each other in order to create a unique slot game.
“25 November 2015: What I had stumbled in on was a brilliantly orchestrated competition between this handful of operators. Their mission: to create a unique slot via coaching from the NetEnt slot designers and creative folk, and their internal casino team collaboration. The following day, each team was to pitch the slot to the entire group, and the entire group would vote on the best slot. Whichever slot would win, that casino would work in collaboration with NetEnt to release the game in 2016…further reading.“
This past year we have seen a number of video slots launched by NetEnt. Here are some of the highlights:
Koi Princess is a dynamic video slot with 5 reels and 20 lines that has random features – four unique bonus features: Sure win free spins, wild reels free spins, coin wins and a bonus wheel. I was skeptical at first about this slot, but it grows on you. Actually, it’s one of my personal favorites.
Spiñata Grande makes you want to drink Tequila, and eat a Chicken Chimichanga. This is a 5-reel, 4-row, 40-line video slot containing colossal symbols, a mini-slot feature and colossal wild in free spins. Every symbol has a colossal version that is either 2 or 3 times the size of a normal symbol. This medium variance slot is brilliant!
Dracula Video Slot is another personal favorite. This is a 5-reel, 4-row, 40-line video slot has a “Bat” feature, free spins, stacked symbols, stacked wilds, and regular wild symbols.
The attention to detail is amazing – kudos to the animators and artists who created these graphics. They are superb!
Steam Tower is another unique video slot game that has a number of fans in our forum. It’s a medium variance slot with both free spins and stacked wilds – the free spins have 2-7x win multipliers.
It has a novel layout of a 19th century Victorian era industrial design: 5-reel, 3-row, and 15-bet line.
One thing that these slots all have in common: the detail is meticulous – the animation and graphics transforms these games into a real form of art (pun – ha!). Congratulations to NetEnt and to everyone who made these games happen. Your work has been sensational this year!
You can check these games out at our NetEnt powered Accredited Casinos.
Best Gamming Experience Historical Awards
Best Gaming Experience 2014 – WMS
Best Gaming Experience 2013 – WMS
Best Gaming Experience 2012 – NetEnt
Best Games Award 2011 – Leander Games
Best Software Supplier Award 2011 – NetEnt
Best Games Award 2010 – 3Dice
Best Software Award 2010 – Microgaming
Best Software Award 2009 – Wagerworks
Best Software Award 2008 – Cryptologic
Best Software Award 2007 – Wagerworks
Best Software Award 2006 – Microgaming
Best Software Award 2005 – Microgaming